The sound of raindrops on the skylight startled me. I’d forgotten the once familiar noise; thought maybe a cat burglar (or just a cat) had landed on our roof.

It made me wonder what else that is now common place and overlooked I will one day jump at.

I’ve forgotten the sound of Eli crying.

Mothers can differentiate between their child’s cry and another’s. I was sad that Baby Eli is in some ways now lost to me.

Ezra has pretty much potty trained himself this weekend. My theory is that he’s fed up with waiting for me to settle down and get to it. Postponing seems to be our way of life these past few months. So, he’s taken it upon himself to make use of his froggy toilet. His cheerleading skills are equally impressive.

We’re still not in our own place. Which means that I’m making the hour round trip to the kids’ school twice a day. The words of Eugene Peterson on being a pastor have been my companion. Arthur Morey’s voice is so soothing.

I might actually miss my drive time.

We’re moving this Saturday! Luckily the majority of our possessions are still stacked in boxes in my mom’s garage. It should be our easiest move ever.

Tonight we asked the kids what they’re most excited to unpack.

Cora said Barbies…

Ezra said cars…

Eli yelled, “Wii!”

None of those items have been asked for in the past three months.

I’m really looking forward to a reunion with my Kitchenaid stand mixer and my crock pot. I’ve missed them.

It will be nice to be home; to become familiar again.




11 thoughts on “Jumble

    1. It’s been interesting, that’s for sure. I’m still processing it all, because God’s definitely done quite the overhaul on me. :)

  1. I hope the move goes as smoothly as you imagine this weekend. Looks like God’s priming the pump for some seriously cool blessings to really begin flowing in your life.

    1. Thanks, Jason. It has been exhilarating to watch what God’s been doing with us since we got up here. Not much has gone as we anticipated, but it’s been so good for us!

  2. The familiar is important. :) I’m glad things are starting to settle down for you guys. I know that feeling of not quite being sure where your place is or just feeling unsettled and wanting things to be resolved and questions answered. In some ways that tension is good. But, it can be exhausting!

    1. Yes, it is exhausting! It’s taken all of my energy lately, which is yet another reason I’m glad to finally be settling in. Looking forward to having you over soon!! :)

    1. It’s been too long since I connected with you, Lauren! I hope you’re laying down roots of your own right now. :) Wishing we could have another chat at Chick-fil-a. :)

  3. Good for you – a new adventure awaits! We’ve moved MANY times in our 30 years of marriage and have friends from all over the country as a result – new beginnings are always good things!

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